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Full text of "Further Sources Of Vijayanagara History"

211

commanders, the officers of the war department, and the
holders of the seventy-two viniyogaz, they commanded them to
prepare the army for war. They also directed that the tents
should be pitched outside (the precincts of the city). Accord-
ingly the armies of the three Padub&has together with the men
of seventy-two viniyogas prepared themselves lor war thus:

The troops of Akhabara Jalaladin* Mogal Padusaha, the
lord of Jahalnapura : (horses, archers, the camp guard, lancers,
and kottala dekhies).

The superior Kottala horsef

The archers

The foot-soldiers guarding the tents

and the luggage
The lancers
Guns    capable    of   shooting    balls

weighing 5 tads.                           **

Guns    capable   of   shooting    balls

weighing 2 mds. .
Do.                  do.       1 md.   ..

The manufacturers of ammunition    ^
Elephants
Camels

Palanquins                                     

Camel guns                                    

Gunners
Bugles
Carts
Foot-soldiers

12,000
.     5,00,000

5,000
50,000

4,000

5,000

6,000

25,120

1,00,000

2,00,000

50,000

7,840

870

860

60,000

2,50,00,000

* /. O. M*> p., 171 has the following note :
The great Aibar succeeded to the throne ia A.D. 1556 ; he died ia A-D. 1605.
The battla was fought in A~D. 1564.
It is possible that he might have assisted the confederacy with setae auxiliary troops
especially as it was considered a war for the prote:tioa of their (Muisalman) religion*
though the accommodating nature of Akbar*s religions principle? is well known. It u
not, however, mentioned in Ferishta's account of the war.
f Sometimes called doaff. To provide against eveataalitiaa, each trooper took
with MA a spare-hrs* so that each cavalier had two hors**.